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Simons, Ma, Hermanowicz elected as AAAS Fellows

Alan Flurry

Five University of Georgia faculty – three from the Franklin College – have been named new Fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, bringing the university’s total representation on this prestigious list to 42.

Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council for extraordinary achievements leading to the advancement of science. This year, UGA’s new Fellows, representing four disciplines, are Joseph Hermanowicz, Ping Ma, Lisa Nolan, Stephen Trent and Ronald Simons.

UGA’s researchers were recognized for a range of scientific contributions, from veterinary sciences to examinations of academic freedom.

A major part of Hermanowicz’s work, for example, created a new area of study that has probed the social psychology of occupational careers, using higher education as an arena to study topics like the meaning of work, conceptions of success and achievement and professional socialization.

Nolan stressed the breadth of contribution as a major factor in achieving strong research and innovation in their respective fields.

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Image: Upper left: Lisa Nolan; center: Ping Ma; upper right: Stephen Trent; lower left: Ronald Simons, lower right: Joseph Hermanowicz

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